"The style manual was developed originally as a printer's stylebook to standardize word and type treatment, and it remains so today. Through successive editions, the manual has come to be widely recognized by writers and editors both within and outside the Federal Government as one of the most useful resources in the editorial process. In the 21st century, writers and editors are using the manual in the preparation of informational content of Government publications that appear in digital formats."--Provided by publisher.
Online resource, PDF version; title from title page (GPO govinfo website, viewed Jan. 12, 2017).